Discussion in 'Politics & Society' started by Peter, Jun 1, 2016.
Shocking: Political Science is About COOKING Says Bihar Board Topper
It seems that we need a serious rethinking of our educational policies and the way exams are conducted in India. However a radical rethink of the educational policies might force many students from disadvantaged sections of our society to leave schools. What really can be the middle path to this problem?
P.S. @mods Please move this to politics and society.
Its about politicizing education. Its not just in Bihar..during the tenure of the congress Govt the IUML minister who was heading the education ministry in the state of kerala screwed up the exam results ..even guys who was absent for exams passed with flying colors. The whole event was a huge joke with social media celebrating it big time..
But thats about it.
Did it solve the problem... Well!!!
Education is business which is run by groups and binamis associated with the ministers of political parties. With more and more engg. colleges and medical colleges propping up..such establishments need students for business.
The best way supply chain can be assured of students is this way of conducting exams.
This was one of the reason why such a screwed up result was published in Kerala..Some political parties has opened so many schools and colleges ( I was told over a 100) during the 5 year tenure..and yeah they do require passed out students ..Aint it?
The most funny thing is when you look at the heads of these management divisions..Most of them are zilch when it comes to experience or qualification.
The middle path to the problem is some sort of central auditing system which could take feedback on quality. But since such an auditing system is politically aligned will it be functional or will it function like the CBI.
Exactly too many people friendly policies by our vote bank loving parties can be counter intuitive.
PATNA: One of the toppers of Bihar School Examination Board intermediate exam thinks that the subject of Political Science is about one's cooking skills. What's worse is the fact that she could not even pronounce the name Political Science correctly, calling it 'Prodigal Science'.
This has led the authorities to ask the students to appear in an interview and once again take a small examination related to their subject, in spite of the fact that their results have been declared on May 29.
A video that went viral on social media on Tuesday, shows state's Arts topper Ruby Ray completely clueless regarding her subject.
The video has posed many questions on the functioning of BSEB and the way examination was conducted. Ray could not even pronounce the name of her subjects properly in spite of scoring 444 out of 500.
While talking to TOI, BSEB chairman Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh said that top five students of all the streams- Arts, Commerce and Science would be interviewed by a special committee about their subject and also take a small test.
"I have received a complaint that arts topper was not competent enough to top the subject. But we have re-examined her papers and could not find any problem in that. Hence we have decided to call the top five students of all the streams and interview them. This is to find out the root cause behind this problem," he said.
Bihar Board topper says political science is about cooking, will undergo review exam
The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) has ordered a probe into the results of toppers of intermediate exams a couple of days after Aaj Tak showed a report highlighting their poor knowledge about the subjects they had excelled in.
The BSEB has put on hold the results of Arts topper Ruby Ray and Science topper Saurabh Sreshtha. The board has announced a review exam for both of them on June 3.
The Aaj Tak video report, which has gone viral now, has raised serious questions over the Bihar government's education system. State Education Minister Ashok Chaudhury has admitted the lapse.
Choudhury has assured a swift probe into the issue and said the government will take strict action against those responsible.
"I agree that there has been some lapse. But you can't raise questions over the whole examination system due to a couple of such cases," Choudhury said.
POLITICAL SCIENCE IS ABOUT COOKING!
Hajipur's Ruby Ray has scored 444 out of 500 marks in her intermediate exams but she was clueless when Aaj Tak asked some basic questions about her core subjects.
"Prodigal (read political) science is about cooking ," she said when asked what political science is all about.
Ruby is not alone. Science topper Saurabh Shrestha, who scored 485 out of 500 marks, failed to answer a simple Chemistry question.
However, Saurav's neighbour claimed that Saurav had failed in Class XII CBSE exams in which he appeared a year ago (2015).
"Most reactive element in the periodic table is aluminium," Saurabh said replying to the question.
I saw it on TV and it was funny that some so called topper cant even answer some basic questions based on the subject.
Do India need such JAHIL toppers???
Bihar which once excelled in education(Nalanda) is a rotten system today and so many Biharis are in other states for jobs etc.Today the term "Bihari" is kinda slurr.
JUNGLE RAJ = BIHAR = Nitish = Lallu Yadav = JUNGLE RAJ
Shame on Lallu and Nitish.
many such toppers are in our bureaucracy too
well I would also not be also able to answer about the most reactive element. Because no one remembers it after exam and it is something one cannot answer if asked spontaneously.
secondly the question was WRONG!! The question should be which is the most reactive metal.
On the basis of media questions this must not be challenged but yes the political science thing should be. More over, I would also want to ask whether they gave their exams in Hindi or English.
Can anybody present the scanned copy of the contents page of the prescribed textbook for Political Science? One needs to see the contents page to verify the authenticity of the implication in the article in the opening post. What one student says does not necessarily prove wrongdoing on part of the State Education Board.
Actually most of the Bihari toppers have no clue about the total marks they had answered in the intermediate exams. The Aaj Tak video also shows the real reason why they topped the exams, and how politicians and the Bihar educational board are behind this controversy.
You can skip to 7:53 to know how they have topped.
why did you make such a lengthy post, despite having watched the vid? Comprehension problem?
We must rethink over politics in Bihar.
Everybody is going successor of lalu.
It is not just restricted to state board but even Civil Services too. But no one speaks. This is India and anything can happen here.
If you give 55% quota to people who can actually pay and have good facilities then others will do it their way.
The poverty in India is 22% and this reservation is not reaching them.
Exactly, in Bihar corruption and malpractice as long as it serves one's end is 100% Halaal. People aren't even ashamed of it.
Rot has set it so deep that it has become almost incurable. Think about the parents, what kind of moral standards are they setting for their kids?
Today's Bihar is nothing like the Bihar of Golden Period. It is a blot.
And then she said she wants to become an IAS.
Its Bihar...the guys who made those books would have added such topics to political science.
Recipes for forming coalition Govt.
Recipe for Jungle Raj...
Recipe for committing murder and getting away with it.
Beef and Politics-A Spicy affair.
How to make best Paan and Importance of paan in Bihar Politics.
She has become and I ASS by now.
Very true. See how many no. of Civil Service officers have been coming from Bihar in last decade or so. Don't forget that the Civils exam too is conducted under state police security, and that too is minimal and 'naam ka waste'. It would not be too difficult to bend some rules here and there to facilitate a few undeserving. Further, those who have to deal with Govt. officers, they would know how sharp the decline of intellect is becoming evident in the officers of the past and the new gen. I know a new Assistant Commissioner from Tax department whose English is at best sketchy. Now, the whole Tax code is written in English and no wonder it becomes difficult to interact and interpret the rules to him!
Don't get me wrong. There are many students from Bihar whose perseverance would shock you and as a whole a good lot of them do study hard. But, often you would find sample of a few that would make you ask how did he even pass such a tough competitive exam!
One of my cousin once said that one candidate during joining could not write his name properly and signature to the exam sheet did not match in first few tries. Now, how does that happen?
Don't bring the quota debate here. That's stupid.
The quota is not 55%. Anyways, when the quota is needed for the SC people given the widespread discrimination still prevalent in many places in India - particularly Northern India, the discretion of placing some restriction of one family benefiting from it generations after generations and also restricting the benefit for higher income group is the way to go.
In interview if you have a known interviewer through contacts then you can clear it. It's a known fact but people avoid speaking.
And as you mentioned the CS in states , well then a lot of things are happening in states during examinations. For better future they are ruining the country's future.
Reference works every where even in government services.
Separate names with a comma.